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Re: White Space Problems--Again

From: Pontus
Subject: Re: White Space Problems--Again
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 11:05:01 +0000 (UTC)
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> Then I added a comment to the line:
>   COMPS := gnu # gfortran
> Make reports the value of $(COMPS) as 'gnu ', not the same.
> It took me a few minutes to figure out what was happening, and in my
> stubbornness I added the $(strip) function later for a conditional to
> enable me to leave the comment.
> Is there any rationale for Make not trimming white space in that
> situation?  Or ever?

It's bitten me to!

Has anyone considered a makefile lint program, or similar?
There might be other constructs that could be captured
that are considered weak or bad habit etc.

-- Pontus

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